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Monday, February 29, 2016

Government does something intelligent

This is not snark.


The federal government is about to do something intelligent: Buy low.

Is Bernie breaking election laws?

After running on how corrupt the political system is, Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders stands accused of accepting illegal campaign donations.

If true, that is one way he can show he is a true Democrat.

Republicans repealing Democratic dog racing subsidies in West Virginia

When Democratic Governor Gaston Caperton and his Democratic Legislarure stretched the state constitution to allow the dog tracks and horse tracks to have casino games, then-Senate Finance Chairman Earl Ray Tomblin, a Democrat, sneaked in subsidies for dog breeders and horse breeders.

His mom just happened to own a kennel. In the 82 years that Democrats controlled the Legislature, coincidence was a daily occurrence.

Now as governor, Tomblin may oversee the demise of these subsidies -- which gave his family more than $2 million over the years. Having finally put Republicans in charge of the Legislature, voters are getting more change than a piggy bank holds.

Should have listened to Mickey Kaus, Republicans

A new CNN poll has Trump at 49% nationally. Rubio is at 16%, Cruz 15%, Carson 10%, Kasich 8%.

That is among registered voters and the sampling is 427, claiming a 5-point margin of error. Whilst I do not trust polls, I do go by the pols. This weekend they threw the KKK and the Mafia at him, and made fun of his "small hands," which I guess is a slam at his penis. And he is the vulgar one.

They would not be doing this if they had listened to Mickey Kaus 10 years ago.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Newt and Kasich call Tuesday for Trump

Now it's time to say goodbye
To all our company
D-O-N, it ends real soon
A-L-D, why? Because they like him

A party that is 61% black is dead

Hillary Clinton rolled over Bernie Sanders in the South Carolina Primary, setting up a Trump-Clinton general election. But the thing that struck me was that 61% of the voters were black, according to the ABC Exit Poll.

Voodoo economics

A bunch of pundits in the #NeverTrump movement are pointing out that Chris Christie badmouth Donald Trump in the past before endorsing Trump on Friday.

I have two words for them: Voodoo economics.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Both my books are on Kindle

They are $2.99 each on Kindle -- and $9.85 each in paperback. Click the picture to purchase.

Thank you.

Working on a nonfiction book that is not in the series. Look for it in spring.

Outfoxed: Megyn Kelly ruined the Fox News brand

A survey shows that while Megyn Kelly helped expand the audience of Fox News, she helped ruin the brand. Fox News has dropped to CNN-level.

The YouGov BrandIndex's Buzz score for the brand dropped from 49 on a scale of 100 in January 2013 to just 17 last month -- a loss of two-thirds in three years, most of it coming in the last six months.

Wind blows windmill down

Windmills have been around more than 400 years.

They still do not provide reliable energy, even after changing the name to the racecar-sounding turbine. Irony? A good wind can knock them down.

The Al Sharpton Wing Of The Republican Party

To those throwing tantrums over the pending nomination of Donald John Tump:

Welcome to the Al Sharpton Wing of the Republican Party.

Friday, February 26, 2016

NBC Poll: Trump won the debate

From the Hill:
Donald Trump leads Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) by 18 points nationwide after the tenth GOP presidential debate, according to a new survey.
Trump roars past Rubio with 39 percent to 21 percent, according to the NBC News/Survey Monkey poll released Friday.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) ranks third with 19 percent, while retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) tie for last with 8 percent apiece.
Once again, the pundits get it wrong.

If you believe in polls.

82 years of a Democratic Legislature gets you 49th place

24/7 Wall Street listed the best and worst states to live.

Thank God For Mississippi.

The time to stop Trump was after the 2014 election

On Thursday night, CNN hosted another Republican presidential primary debate. Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio tag-teamed Donald Trump. They failed. This morning the anti-Trump crowd said all four should have gone after him.

Sure. Do it. If Yosemite Sam, Marvin the Martian, the Tasmanian Devil and Elmer Fudd gang up on Bugs Bunny, my money is still on the rabbit.

Who wore it better?

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Can't be bought

One aspect of Donald Trump's candidacy that the Conservative Commentariat ignores is that he cannot be bought. He is a billionaire.

Now I realize that everyone in Washington just "knows" that all businessmen are crooks, but they are wrong. Most businessmen are honest, hard-working and law-abiding. But when pundits hang out with moocher consultants and spin artists, they begin to think the whole world is a paper moon, just like Washington.

Liberals: You are old enough to abort your baby, but not old enough to fire a gun

Liberal logic is a myth.

Having said girls can get an abortion without parental permission -- and without an investigation of the statuary rape of the girl -- liberals now oppose allowing a girl or a boy to use a gun.


Math called. Said Trump wins in a three-way race

The talking heads on cable news this morning at last realized that voters from defeated candidates will not necessarily all go to the latest candidate favored by the Republican Establishment. They fear Trump may pick up enough voters from the fallen candidates to beat Rubio in a three-way race.

I was there 10 days ago and posted this, which I bumped up today to share with those who may have missed this from February 15, 2016.

Washington Post desperate to stop Trump

Donald Trump may have to ban Washington Post reporters from covering his events, which is a shame because Jenna Johnson does a terrific job covering Trump.

But ban he must because the newspaper now is officially opposed to allowing voters to elect him president (through the Electoral College, of course).

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Drop in demand shutters abortion clinics

Bloomberg News reported today that 162 abortion clinics in the United States closed in the last five years.

The financial wire service blamed new state laws. You would think a financial news service would look first to the Law of Supply and Demand, but nope.

Islamic invasion of Austria begs the question: Where is our John III Sobieski?

The Ottoman Empire took Constantinople, the last capital of the Eastern half of the ancient Roman empire, and renamed it Istanbul, then set its sights for Vienna. Austrians rebuffed sieges in 1485 and 1529. But by 1683, all looked lost till the King of Poland, John III Sobieski, gathered his troops at Kraków on August 15, 1683, and marched to save Austria.

We need the Poles to save Austria again.

Wile E. Coyote, what is your next plan to stop Trump?

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The right reaction to the plan to close Gitmo

Placing terrorists in cells at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. has helped keep the nation safe.

Naturally, Barack Obama wants it shut down. For seven years, Congress has nixed his plans. Now he has a new plan. Republican Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas had the best reaction.

Is Reid saying Trump is president?

Let me try my hand at math:
LDP times P equals PT

The establishment dooms Rubio

First, let me get this off my chest: Marco Rubio lost big time on Saturday in South Carolina. Despite spending three times the money and having a slew of endorsements, Rubio lost to Trump by 10 points.

But hope springs eternal, doesn't it?

People Against Trump are pushing a two-man race between Trump and Rubio.

Trump humor

Every day I say I will not post about Trump.

Every day I fail.

Rubio: No, we don't need another federal crime

Sometimes the Washington press corps amazes me.

Roll Call demands that presidential candidates take a position on making prostitution a federal crime.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Is Trump a conservative?

Throughout this presidential campaign, the Conservative Commentariat has asserted that Trump is not a conservative. Their evidence is past positions on social issues, which he has abandoned, and past support of universal health care, which in the wake of Obamacare, he has also abandoned. This leaves the wall, questioning free trade and calling for the United States to quit going it alone in world affairs.

The wall is conservative. We are a nation of laws. Amnesty is not a conservative position but rather an attempt by the Chamber of Commerce to keep wages low, as is unbridled free trade. Low wages are why half the nation no longer works. That is not healthy for the nation's economy.

Which leaves what some call isolationism and questioning free trade. Surprisingly, those too are conservative positions.

Will Boris Johnson now have sex with a vacuum cleaner?

Most of my readers could not care less about British politics. However, the announcement of Boris Johnson that he supports leaving the European Union is amusing.

For decades Ukip, a political party headed until recently by the wry Nigel Farage, has advocated leaving the European Union. Our intellectual and moral superiors denounced Farage as Hitler and Ukip as Nazis. In short, Farage was called everything they call Trump. Now Johnson agrees with Ukip.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Karl Rove. Bless his heart

Karl Rove told Fox News this morning that Donald Trump lost the South Carolina primary.

Stat of the day

"I think that all congressman, senators, when they campaign should wear Nascar racing suits," former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura said in June 2012. "They have their sponsors, or donors, on big patches. Then we can learn as citizens who owns this candidate."

If so, Donald Trump's suit would have but one name: his.

Trump made American politics great again

Win or lose in Cleveland, Donald Trump just changed American politics. He won in South Carolina not because he raised the most money (Jeb) or because he had the most endorsements (Rubio) or because had the Evangelical Christian organization (Cruz). Trump won because of the most honorable and most democratic reason:

He had the best message.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Goodbye, Jeb

I refused to vote for Jeb Bush for president, even though he was the best conservative (sans immigration) of them all. Tonight, he quit the race.

As governor of Florida, he was gun rights when gun rights "wasn't" cool. He stopped the monorail boondoggle. I could go on, but I won't. This is just a short post to wish him well in retirement. I had two problems with him: Amnesty and his surname.

End of EU begins June 23. GOOD

British Prime Minister David Cameron -- battered by the reality that open borders invite child rapists, welfare cheats and terrorists -- scheduled an election on June 23 to decide whether the United Kingdom will leave the European Union. Should have scheduled it for June 6.

A story in the Daily Mail next to the announcement showed why Britain should exit stage right.

PolitiFact lies about Hillary

Hillary said she never lies, so I went to the PolitiFact web site to see if Pravda in Tampa fact-checked it. Of course not.

But I did find a lie that PolitiFact said about Hillary.

Friday, February 19, 2016

F* Twitter

Robert Stacy McCain is one of the funniest and best bloggers out there.

The Other McCain is a must read.

And his book, "Sex Trouble: Essays on Radical Feminism and the War Against Human Nature," inspired me to self-publish my books.

He's so good that the Social Justice Warriors at Twitter suspended his account, because he was making too much sense.

It's always 4:20 somewhere

Republicans get it done in West Virginia

After 82 years of Democratic Party control of the West Virginia Legislature, thee state's economy was dead. Actually, it had died 50 years earlier. Most of the steel mills, chemical factories and aluminum plants were shuttered. The post-coal economy died before coal did. West Virginia was last in the nation in just about every economic category. More than half the adults in the state had no job.

What to look for in South Carolina

Saturday's Republican primary in South Carolina will serve as another mile-marker in a race whose length is as unknown as its direction is. FiveThirtyEight gives Trump an 79% to 84% chance of winning -- and Hillary a better than 99% chance of winning the Nevada caucuses.

Jeb's campaign enters hospice

Byron York of the Washington Examiner is one of the few talking heads on TV who regularly gets out of Washington and talks to actual voters to find out what they are thinking. He has been a valuable resource this election.

Dumped Cruz ad actress explains why Hillary is in trouble

Amy Lindsay appeared unclothed in quite a few soft-porn films in the 1990s and 2000s, but it has been six years since her last appearance in one of those movies they show at 1 a.m. on Showtime. She landed a gig in a Ted Cruz ad, only to be dumped when his campaign learned of her previous work. Bad call on his part.

Trying to squeeze another news cycle out of thee story, the Daily Caller ran a story, "Cruz’s Softcore Actress: I’d Co-Star With Trump In An Adult Film."

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Hey Pope, Catholics like Trump

So Pope Francis declared Episcopalian Donald Trump is not a Christian because Trump wants to put a wall between Mexico and the United States.

Reporter math

"Math class is tough." -- Barbie, October 1, 1992

Lighten up, Pope Francis

Pope Francis decided to weigh in on the presidential race, declaring Donald Trump is not a Christian. This is based on Trump wanting the United States to have an immigration policy similar to the Vatican's.

Does the Valerie Plame rule apply to Hillary?

As the FBI investigates Hillary Clinton for sharing national secrets in thousands of emails to who-knows-where, it is time to remind people of the way Our Media Overlords skewered the Bush administration over Valerie Plame.

Why they fell for the global warming hoax